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  •  Especially if solar thermal excess to water ... (1+ / 0-)
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    HeyMikey

    ... heating needs in the summer could be used for a solar cycle dehumidifier, which substantially increases the comfort range on a hot summer day across much of the country. 80 in the shade at 30 percent humidity can be more comfortable than 76 in the shade at 95 percent humidity.

    Indeed, most passive solar improvements offer the opportunity to "cut the tops" off of peak demands.

    •  Yep (2+ / 0-)
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      HeyMikey, BruceMcF

      I just worked on a huge city-scale project that is doing that - using solar thermal to drive desiccant systems. It also helps the cooling cycle as it is easier to chill air that has less water in it.

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